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Supreme Court passes verdict on BCCI

IPL VII will be held on schedule while Gavaskar will take over as interim president of the BCCI instead of Srinivasan whose tenure was brought to an abrupt end today by the verdict from the Supreme Court. In a landmark decision the apex court of the nation has decided to haul up the BCCI, cricket’s apex regulatory body in India for failing to complete its duty and keep cricket clean and disciplined.

It is very evident that this decision will have its bearing on the world cricket body ICC as well as Srinivasan was supposed to take over as the chief of the ICC in July 2014. The Court also gave directions that it was upon Sunil Gavaskar to decide whether Sundar Raman the current CEO of IPL would continue at his post or be changed too. It was also mentioned in the verdict that the senior most vice-president of BCCI would look into the other affairs of the board. Being the interim president of BCCI Gavaskar was granted powers to all issues concerning IPL by the Court.

Shivlal Yadav, who being the senior most vice president will take over from Gavaskar after IPL is over. Except players and commentators, no other employee of India Cements or its subsidiary or associate companies will participate in any duties of the BCCI ruled the Supreme Court. The next hearing will take place on April 16. Srinivasan has been suspended from BCCI and all the associated activities henceforth by the Court.

Gavaskar will also be compensated for undertaking the job of interim president by BCCI under the direction of the Court. The Supreme Court has also told Gavaskar to free himself of all contractual obligations with BCCI for commentary of cricket matches to disable conflicting interests.

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